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IGN names Journey 2012 Game of the Year

GDJustin

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Disclaimer: I am IGN's mobile games editor. Thought NeoGAF might be curious about the winners. IGN's overall picks for 2012 Game of the Year are now live:

http://www.ign.com/wikis/best-of-2012/Best_Overall_Game

WINNERS:

Action: Dishonored
Adventure: The Walking Dead
Fighting: Persona 4 Arena
Platfom: New Super Mario Bros. U
Puzzle: Crashmo
Racing: Trials Evolution
RPG: Mass Effect 3
Shooter: Far Cry 3
Sports: FIFA Soccer 13
Strategy: XCOM
Multiplayer: Halo 4
Graphics: Halo 4
Music: Journey
Sound: Halo 4
Story/Writing: The Walking Dead

BEST OVERALL GAME: Journey
 

Tomat

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But it's not a game. It's a walking simulator on the same tier as Dear Esther.

Black Ops II should have won for sure.
 

RagnarokX

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lol no

Best art? Yeah.
Best experience? Sure.
Best music? Why not.

Best overall game? Hell no.
 

Derrick01

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Don't agree with it but it's not ME3 or AC3 or Halo so I'll deal with it.

RPG: Mass Effect 3
By default pretty much. There wasn't really any other noteworthy RPG that didn't release in another year (sorry witcher 2, xenoblade and persona 4).
 

funkystudent

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Sure. OK.

I can see why people would hate it but its definitely a special once in a few years type games so I can see it getting a few GOTY awards from major sites.

Its probably my 2012 GOTY as well but admittedly I haven't played a lot of 2012 games.

I would not call it "perfect" and a must play for everyone but after playing it twice I cant think of anything I would do to improve it which is a quality rarely seen.
 

Mushroomer25

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I'd argue over Dishonored's position as an "Action" game (considering stealth is the only way to really play that game) - but otherwise, a pretty solid list.
 

Mileena

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Don't agree with it but it's not ME3 or AC3 or Halo so I'll deal with it.



By default pretty much. There wasn't really any other noteworthy RPG that didn't release in another year (sorry witcher 2, xenoblade and persona 4).
Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition?


They got like every category wrong though.